The Ford Excursion is still alive and it's available with six doors

Sean Szymkowski

The last Ford Excursion rolled off the assembly line in 2005, but one Oklahoma-based shop hasn't let the hulking SUV die.

Based in Guthrie, Oklahoma, Custom Autos by Tim continues to make "new" Ford Excursions. The Detroit News profiled the shop in a Tuesday report. The shop typically marries an older Excursion body to a new F-Series Super Duty pickup chassis to create a "new" vehicle. Buyers have a few options. Current owners can bring their SUVs to owner Tim Huskey for a total rebuild, the shop can start from scratch with a Super Duty chassis the buyer provides, or the shop can use one of its stockpile of Super Duty chassis that it offers to buyers. The shop's biggest hook, however, is the fact that it will use the Super Duty chassis to create a stretched Excursion with six doors.

'New' Ford Excursion SUV from Custom Autos by Time

'New' Ford Excursion SUV from Custom Autos by Time

Prices start at $40,000 for buyers who bring their own vehicles, but Huskey said most people spend between $50,000 and $100,000 for a conversion. The business, to put it bluntly, is quite stable.

Huskey said he's certain he has enough business to last him for the next five years. It takes two months to complete each build, and right now, there's a two-month waiting list. The shop does about 40 Excursions each year.

'New' Ford Excursion SUV from Custom Autos by Time

The work varies for each customer, but Huskey is a master fabricator when it comes to building the "new" models. For example, one Excursion kept the original SUV's engine, dashboard, and transmission, while the rest was made up of used Excursions and F-Series Super Duties that had been scrapped due to damage. With business booming, Huskey said he'll need to start using F-650 chassis since they still match up with the Excursion's body. Unfortunately, he added he's not able to work with the latest trucks from Ford with their aluminum bodies .

At Ford, there's reportedly no regret for ending production of the mammoth SUV more than a decade ago. For Huskey, it created an opportunity.

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My high school science teacher, Mr. Smet, drove a Ford Excursion. This became handy on snow days, when the school buses ran, but couldn’t make it up the steep and slippery driveway ramp to the upper parking lot of St. Benedict’s Catholic Secondary School in Sudbury, Ontario. 

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On snow days, school buses had to drop their students off at street level, leaving many a lengthy (and slow) trudge upwards to the entrance doors.

The school buses couldn’t make the snowy climb, but Mr. Smet could — because Mr. Smet drove a Ford Excursion.

“SMET’S COMING!” the smokers at the bus stop would yell. The sheer size of his SUV was nearly comical, and watching for our own version of the Magic School Bus became a sort of spectator sport on the winter-iest days. Forget Ms. Frizzle and the little yellow bus: this was Mr. Smet, a V-10 powered SUV the size of a sea-can, and pass after pass spent whisking gleeful students from the bus stop below; to their classes above. Nobody would be late for science class with Mr. Smet and his Ford Excursion on the scene.

Basically, the Ford Excursion was a Ford F-250 Heavy-Duty pickup turned into an SUV, the rear box and bed replaced by multiple seating rows and a cargo area the size of a shopping complex.

Diesel or gasoline power was available throughout the Excursion’s run, with engine options including a 5.4-litre Triton V8; two turbodiesel choices including 6.0- and 7.3-litre alternatives; or a 6.8-litre Triton gasoline V-10 , for Heaven’s sake.

Shoppers could spec their Excursions up with three seating rows, and towing capacity was rated at a massive 11,000 pounds. According to its Wikipedia page , the Ford Excursion was the longest and heaviest SUV to ever enter mass production. 

It left the market in the mid-2000s after five years on sale, and remains one of the biggest passenger vehicles ever built, with a wheelbase significantly exceeding that of modern-day giants like the Cadillac Escalade ESV and Jeep Grand Wagoneer. 

Today, nearly 20 years after it left the market, some folks are coughing up enormous money for their own copies of used Ford Excursions. Case in point? This example from popular car-auction website Bring A Trailer . 

Here, a top-condition 2000 Ford Excursion sold for a whopping US$67,500, with no shortage of commenters bewildered by the high sale price for this 22-year-old fuel-chugger. The auction site also reports an uptick in Ford Excursion listings posted within the past six months, with many units selling for more than US$50,000, and some pushing up into the seventies. 

What’s going on? I asked a few experts for some help looking for clues to answer that question.

“Large SUVs are hard to come, by and when we get one, they sell 46-per-cent faster than the average vehicle,” explains Cody Green, founder and co-CEO of Vancouver-based online car retailer Canada Drives. “At Canada Drives, we’ve seen car shopping behaviours trending towards trucks and SUVs over the last five or six years. Canadians became increasingly upsize-focused since the pandemic began–this may have changed very recently.”

“Aside from the decreased supply of brand-new vehicles due to the microchip delay, travel restrictions created a surge in demand for larger, staycation-ready vehicles with versatile capabilities and plenty of cargo space or family seating. We’ve even seen Millennials turn to SUVs to fit their dogs. It’s fair to say that SUVs have become the preferred family vehicle in Canada due to their larger size.”

Demand for bigger vehicles increasing, sure — but what’s behind the demand for the biggest vehicle of them all? Part of the answer could relate to the collectible appeal of a one-of-a-kind SUV from a different era, the likes of which we may never see again. The Excursion’s ability to serve as a family-hauler, tow-rig, sleeping quarters, cargo van, and even off-roader all add up to make it a jack-of-all-trades for the adventure-minded shopper, with zero second-guessing when it comes to space or towing capacity. To put that another way, it’s a vehicle that’s pretty impossible to outgrow. 

“The demand on these has always been skewed strongly to Gen X, but Millennials are actually stepping into the Excursion market with a strong foot starting in 2021,” says James Hewitt, an Information Analyst with collector-car insurer Hagerty. “Demand from Gen X peaked in May 2021, at 51 per cent of [insurance] quotes [Hagerty received] over the prior 12 months coming from them. At the time, Millennials made up 25.4 per cent. In March 2022, Gen X made up 43 per cent of quotes and Millennials made up 34 per cent — a pretty large increase.”

Hewitt says that he first noticed a massive ramp-up in insurance policies for the Ford Excursion from 2019, noting that the amount’s leveled off since mid-2021. “This tells me that the number being bought and sold has stabilized,” Hewitt says. “Most of the ones on our books are not modified or lifted trucks. Only 18 per cent are modified in some way,” he explains. “They’re largely concentrated in Florida and Texas. I doubt that owners care about gas prices, or are buying because of used car values — this is more an ‘I don’t care, I want what I want’ purchase.”

Of course, when shoppers want what they want, they’re often willing to pay big bucks to get it. For instance, a recent uptick in the popularity of used supercars that deliver an analog driving experience has seen values of cars like the Dodge Viper skyrocket , and pushed shoppers to spend over $100,000 extra to secure certain used Lamborghini models with a manual transmission.

The gist? When a collector decides that a certain vehicle is the one to have, prices can balloon as a result of increased demand, massively exceeding the so-called NADA or ‘book’ value of that vehicle.

This article from Jalopnik highlights the trend as it applies to the Ford Excursion — in particular, how the unit on Bring a Trailer’s US$68,000 price compares to its NADA value of less than US$18,000.  Just remember, book values for used cars consider many factors, but don’t necessarily capture increased demand and trendiness that can suddenly pump up the prices when shoppers and collectors decide that a certain vehicle is the one to have.

Like, perhaps, the Millennials who seem to have taken a keen interest in the Ford Excursion.  Emily Atkins, a journalist who races cars for a hobby, thinks she knows what’s behind the SUV’s appeal for an adventure-minded shopper who wants to travel, explore, and be ready for new experiences, every day of the year. 

“I still miss my Donner,” says Atkins, referring to her Ford Excursion, one of many vehicles she’s named after Santa’s reindeer. “I loved the humongous engine. Loved the enclosed cargo space. Loved that I could sleep comfortably in it if need be, or carry an engine back there. I never used the third row, and only ever put the second-row seats up when it got used as the errand bus at the track, like when people wanted to go to town.”

Atkins says there’s nothing in the market now that remotely matches the Excursion. Years after selling her “Donner” because of rust and other problems, she’s even considering buying it back and restoring it.  “It was a brilliant vehicle. If they made it again, I bet there’d be a market.”

Atkins says she especially appreciated the Excursion’s highway driving range, even while towing a race-car. Today, Atkins uses a Ram pickup to do her towing.  “It’s wimpy by comparison, and needy” she says. “I’ve got to put gas in it all the time because the tank’s too small.”

If you happen to be a Millennial (or anyone else) considering a used Ford Excursion to take on new experiences, Atkins figures you’re looking at about the best machine for the job. “If you have the ability to troubleshoot [mechanical issues], it could be the ultimate getaway vehicle,” she explains. “Keep in mind, mine had over 250,000 kilometers on the clock, so it is very much buyer beware. Rust, old engines, and transmissions can be problems, and parts are very hard to find.”

“There certainly is a cult-like following,” adds Hewitt. “That’s especially true of the earlier models with the 7.3-liter Powerstroke, versus the later 6.0. Although, despite the 6.0’s well deserved reputation of being troublesome from the factory, they can be a beast of an engine with far better durability after some significant modification.”

“You still see several Excursions hooked up to large car-haulers in the trailer lots at major events,” he explains. “People love the diesel towing power with the extra cargo- or people-hauling capacity. Excursions aren’t for everyone, but there is enough of the cult following that some will pay top dollar for a really good example.”

Of course, if you don’t need an Excursion-sized machine (or fuel bill), more modern options are available for similar money. Today, a Chevrolet Suburban or GMC Yukon XL can be had for just over CDN$77,000, with 3.0-litre Duramax diesel power. These models are smaller than a 20-year old Excursion and can’t tow as much, but they’re much easier on fuel, and come with all the modern must-haves — and a factory warranty.

It’s always nice to have choices.

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Ford Excursion (2000 to 2005)

The Ford Excursion was a family of full size SUVs introduced for the 2000 model year. At almost 19 feet long, the Excursion was not only Ford's largest SUV, it was also the largest mass-produced SUV ever made. Two turbodiesel V8 engines were offered, alongside a V8 and V10 option. Production of the Ford Excursion lasted until 2005 (2006 in Mexico) before the model was discontinued due to poor sales.

Q: What is the highest sale price of a Ford Excursion?

A: The highest recorded sale was $100,000 for a 2003 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Power Stroke 4×4 on Dec 20 2021.

Q: What was the lowest recorded sale price for a Ford Excursion?

A: The lowest recorded sale price was $3,300 for a 2000 Ford Excursion on Jan 7 2020.

Q: What is the average sale price of a Ford Excursion?

A: The average price of a Ford Excursion is $30,620.

Q: What years was the Ford Excursion sold?

A: The Ford Excursion was sold for model years 2000 to 2005.

Model years for Ford Excursion (2000 to 2005)

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2000-2005 Ford Excursion: Performance, Price, And Photos

As the biggest SUV ever to see mass production, here's why Ford's mega family hauler from the early 2000s remains highly sought after even today

As the adage goes, size matters, and that is one of the key reasons why the Ford Excursion is still relevant nearly 20 years after production ended on the heavy-duty, large SUV. Ford launched the Excursion in 1999 as a 2000 model year with just one generation-spanning until 2005, was based on the Ford F-250 heavy-duty pickup, and is the largest SUV to ever enter mass production.

The model was launched as the SUV craze had firmly planted its feet in the automotive landscape and was created to rival the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban — but only for sales as the GM products couldn’t compete with the Excursion’s massive footprint.

The Excursion was both loved and hated. Its huge dimensions and heavy-duty, truck-like performance gained it a niche following among those who enjoy the larger things in life, while its insane appetite for gasoline, and again, massive size, put it in the crosshairs of environmental groups as a prominent example of the excess of the automotive industry and how cars were harming the planet.

The Sierra Club environmental organization dubbed it the Ford “Valdez,” a play on the Exxon Valdez oil supertanker which spilled nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, in 1989. No matter which camp automotive enthusiasts found themselves in regarding the Excursion, it remains one of the most notable SUVs of the 21st century.

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Ford Excursion

  • 48-Cubic Feet Cargo Space
  • Tow Rating Up To 11,000 Pounds
  • 9-Seat Capacity
  • Power Adjustable Pedals
  • Turbo Diesel Engine
  • Rear Seat Entertinament System
  • Model: Excursion
  • Engine: 5.4L V-8 /6.8L V-10 /7.3L Turbo Diesel /6.0L Turbo Diesel
  • Power Output: 235-325 HP
  • Torque: 350-550 LB-FT
  • Transmission: 4/5-Speed Automatic
  • Driveline: RWD/4-Wheel Drive
  • Heavy-Duty Truck Capability
  • Massively Practical
  • Powerful Engines
  • Terrible Efficiency
  • Unwieldy Size
  • Basic Amenities

2000-05 Ford Excursion Performance And Capability

The 2000-05 Ford Excursion was available in several trims, including:

  • XLT Premium
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Limited Ultimate

To move the Excursion’s sizeable heft, the SUV was powered by a quartet of engines with equally sizeable displacements. The standard engine is a 5.4-liter Triton V-8 engine offering 255 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, while an optional, massive 6.8-liter Triton V-10 delivers 310 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque. For the first three years of production (2000-03), the Navistar, 7.3-liter, turbocharged V-8 diesel Excursion specs were 250 horsepower and 525 pound-feet of torque.

From 2003-05, the available diesel was reduced in size to a 6.0-liter turbo V-8 that offered more power, 325 horsepower, and a massive 560 pound-feet of torque. The gasoline engines and 7.3-liter turbo diesel are mated to a four-speed automatic transmission while the 6.0-liter diesel is fitted with a five-speed automatic. Rear and four-wheel drive were standard depending on engine choice/trim.

When fitted with the V-10 engine, the Excursion can rumble from 0-60 mph in 10.9 seconds and needs 18.1 seconds to cross the quarter-mile mark at 75 mph . These figures are undoubtedly impacted by its incredibly hefty 7,000-pound-plus weight.

Another impressive figure, though for opposite reasons, is the Excursion’s ultra-thirsty nature. Due to its classification as a heavy-duty vehicle, the Excursion was not subject to EPA ratings, but tests undertaken during its heyday showed the Excursion’s mpg was about 10 to 14 mpg for gasoline versions while diesel powertrains could manage about 16-18 mpg .

As the Excursion was based on the F-250 pickup, it was no surprise that it has heavy-duty capabilities in addition to its ability to move plenty of passengers and cargo with ease. The base V-8 engine can haul between 6,100-7,200 pounds, the V-10 has a towing capacity of 9,600 to 11,000 pounds, and the diesel powertrains can handle 10,000 to 11,000 pounds. Even two decades later, these towing figures are wildly impressive for an SUV, even for one that's based on a pickup.

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Exterior Design

Ford didn’t stray too far away from its heavy-duty pickups in designing the Excursion, as it almost resembles a crew cab F-250 of the time with a truck “cap.” One of the most dominant features of the Excursion, other than its overall footprint and high ride height, was its four, full-sized doors, with the rear wheel arches not interfering with rear-door access, and massive rear side and rear windows.

The Excursion was available with the following exterior colors:

  • Dark Satin Green
  • Deep Wedgewood Blue
  • Medium Steel Blue
  • Oxford White
  • Toreador Red
  • Silver Birch
  • Arizona Beige

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Interior Quality And Technology

Like the exterior, the Excursion’s cabin was nearly a carbon copy of the F-250 with a basic steering wheel with a few controls and a busy dash covered in knobs and buttons for climate control/radio/towing functions and a large center console.

The cabin of the Excursion was fairly basic, even for its time, but it did offer amenities in the form of full leather seating, power-adjustable brake, and throttle pedals (with an available memory feature), a rear seat entertainment system with a VCR and wireless headphones and six-CD changer.

Where the Excursion separated itself from its truck sibling in seating arrangements. The Excursion could seat up to nine passengers with a split, folding bench in the second row and a removable bench in the rear. Those needing less passenger hauling capabilities could also opt for the second-row captain’s chairs in the Limited trim models.

Though it features ample passenger space in all three rows, the Excursion didn’t skimp on cargo capability. Even with the third row in place, the Ford offered a huge 48 cubic feet of cargo space. For perspective, that’s seven more cubic feet than what’s available in the current Chevy Suburban. Additionally, unlike its F-250 sibling, the Excursion’s rear glass operated like a liftgate, but the lower “tailgate” split and opened toward each curb instead of lowering like a traditional tailgate.

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2000-05 Ford Excursion Price And Availability

The Excursion provided a lot of bang for the buck with its capabilities and space with prices ranging from $38,035 to $51,570 for new 2005 models, the last year of production. Interestingly enough given its cult-like status, capabilities that are still relatively impressive today, and somewhat limited numbers, used Excursions haven’t depreciated nearly as much as other full-size SUVs of the time. According to CarGurus, the average price paid for a 2000-05 Excursion between August 20, 2022, and February 15, 2023, was still over $17,000 .

If you're interested in purchasing an Excursion should ensure its recalls have been fixed, including the installation of a fused wiring harness to the speed control system which, if left unfixed, could result in a fire. Other recalls include fixes for the driver or passenger seatbelts not fully latching, a camshaft sensor replacement to avoid engine stall, and a fix for the airbag inflator canister to assure it deploys properly.

The Excursion’s biggest safety feature was its sheer size. Otherwise, it included anti-lock brakes, front-impact airbags for the driver and front passenger, and a BlockerBeam, a steel cross-member installed below the front bumper that prevented smaller cars from being engulfed by this massive Ford’s front end during a crash.

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Main Competition

The Excursion was the Blue Oval’s response to the full-size SUVs from General Motors’ camp, specifically the Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon and its longer XL iteration. However, Ford’s massive dimensions allowed it to effectively stand in a class of its own. The Excursion was over seven inches longer than the Chevy Suburban, it had a seven-inch longer wheelbase, was six inches taller, and weighed nearly a full ton more. It was also available with its turbo diesel engines while the GM products relied on unleaded fuel.

With these figures, the Excursion had no real direct competition. Rather, it provided an even larger alternative to Yukon, Suburban, and Tahoe. The Excursion also provided added size and capability over its Ford stablemate, the Expedition, which was more closely aligned with GM’s full-size SUVs. To this day, the Excursion still remains a stand-alone SUV for its sheer size and capabilities.

Q: Why was Ford Excursion discontinued?

The Excursion was discontinued primarily due to lacking sales.

Q: Is Ford Excursion still being made?

No, the Excursion was discontinued after the 2005 model year, and the model has not been revived.

Q: Is the Ford Excursion coming back?

Rumors of the Excursion re-entering Ford's lineup circulated in 2020 with Ford aiming to trademark the nameplate, but so far no actual news of its revival has come from the automaker.

Q: Is the Excursion the biggest SUV?

The Excursion is the largest mass-produced SUV to enter production.

Q: Is Excursion 4 wheel drive?

The Excursion was available either with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive.

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How Many Miles & Years Do Ford Excursions Last? (8 Important Facts)

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The Ford Excursion is Ford’s largest SUV outside of limited editions.

Because of its size, it can double as a truck for hauling heavy loads!

In this article, we discuss the longevity of the Ford Excursion.

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Here is the short answer about how long Ford Excursions last:

Excursions are some of the longest-lasting models in Ford’s lineup of vehicles, with many serving for over 500,000 miles. The truck can easily serve you for over 20 years. But you will need to be diligent with maintenance and repairs.

How Many Miles Can the Ford Excursion Last?

The Ford Excursion can last as long as 600,000 miles.

An Excursion user whose vehicle has lasted for over 500,000 miles claims it is still in excellent condition.

According to him, your Excursion can last that long with no expensive repair.

He however recommends that you always use synthetic oil when you need to refill the oil filter.

How Soon to Expect Rust on a Ford Excursion

You won’t find rust on your Ford Excursion until about 15 years after its production.

When rust eventually appears, it does severe damage to the vehicle such that you might have to dispose of it.

The first signs of rust show up on the rock panel of the truck, then moves up to the rear door in a short while.

Some users say they had to do an expensive repaint job to restore their Excursion to its previous condition.

Others say their mechanics advised them to get a replacement.

Make sure to also read our article about how long the Honda Odyssey lasts .

How Long Do Ford Excursions Last Compared to Similar Cars?

Compared to other large SUVs, Ford Excursions last longer. Let’s look at the following comparisons:

Ford Excursion vs. Chevrolet Suburban

The Ford Excursion lasts longer than the Chevrolet Suburban.

On average, the distance a Suburban can last is 200,000 miles. Research also shows that the possibility of the Suburban lasting for 300,00 miles is very rare, even with adequate maintenance.

The shortest mileage reported for the Ford Excursion is 300,000 miles. If you give your Ford Excursion proper care, you can stretch its service life to 600,000 miles.

In relation to gas mileage, the Suburban wins. The Chevrolet Suburban will last longer on a gallon of fuel than the Ford Excursion on the road.

While Ford Excursion offers just 11 miles per gallon in the city, the Chevy Suburban boasts a mileage of 15 mpg.

Ford Excursion vs. GMC Yukon

Once again, the Excursion lasts longer than the GMC Yukon. Ford Excursions will last for 300,000 miles at the very least. The GMC Yukon is only durable for 200,000 miles.

In contrast, the GMC Yukon trumps the Ford Excursion in gas mileage.

A gallon of fuel will last for 14 miles if you are driving a Yukon in the city. The Ford Excursion can take you 11 miles on city roads with the same amount of fuel.

Regarding rust, Ford Excursions fare better than Yukons. Depending on the severity of manufacturing defects, rust appears on the Yukon from 3 to 12 years after production.

You won’t find rust on your Ford Excursion until about 15 years after production.

Ford Excursion vs. Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango may last long, but it still doesn’t come close to the Ford Excursion in durability. The Ford Excursion can last as long as 600,000 miles, but the best the Durango can do is 250,000 miles.

It appears Ford does not offer the best gas mileage, as even the Dodge Durango offers better fuel efficiency than the Ford Excursion.

On the highway, you can expect your Durango to last for 23 miles on a gallon of fuel. However, Ford Excursion will only last for 15 miles per gallon on the highway.

Ford Excursion may be very durable. However, for a car that lasts so long, it offers poor gas mileage. This is not surprising though, considering the Excursion’s hulking size and powerful engine.

Please also read our article about how long the Chevrolet Impala lasts .

Is Ford Excursion Reliable?

Ford Excursions are reliable, but their reliability is only about average. For example, RepairPal rates the Ford Excursion only a 3.5 out of 5 in reliability.

On the plus side, Ford Excursion trucks are very durable. Compared to similar cars, they last very long.

For example, while the Excursion lasts 300,000 miles at least, the Chevrolet Suburban, a similar SUV, may struggle to reach 300,000 miles.

In contrast, they deliver poor gas mileage. The average MPG (mile per gallon) is for the Suburban is 21 miles on the highway, but the best Ford Excursion can offer is 15 mpg.

The Best and Worst Years for the Ford Excursion

2004 was the worst year for Ford Excursions. Even though it did not receive the highest number of complaints, the problems reported were serious and required expensive repairs.

Customers complained about high repair costs of individual car parts and the less-than-standard gas mileage.

Other complaints focused on oil leakages and engine failures. For instance, it costs $1,300 to fix an engine oil leak.

The best model year for Ford Excursions was 2005. First, it had few complaints. In addition, the high number of positive reviews the model year garnered put its performance rate at 4.8 out of 5.

The 2005 model year offers sufficient room for luggage and passenger, and a strong build to haul heavy loads. On the downside, the gas mileage the model year offers is very low.

Also check out our article about how long the Honda Ridgeline lasts.

What About Recalls for these Models?

The Ford Excursion has witnessed 12 recalls. Some of the recalls involved steering column problems, speed control deactivation switch, and camshaft position sensor.

Below is a table listing the number of recalls by model year:

 Ford Excursion Model Year

The following are the model years of the Ford Excursion:

  • 2000 Ford Excursion
  • 2001 Ford Excursion
  • 2002 Ford Excursion
  • 2003 Ford Excursion
  • 2004 Ford Excursion
  • 2005 Ford Excursion
  • 2006 Ford Excursion

Are Ford Excursions Expensive to Maintain?

No, Ford Excursions aren’t expensive to maintain.

The average cost for yearly maintenance on large SUVs is $1,127. Average yearly maintenance only costs about $605 for the Excursion.

However, paying for the repair of faulty parts in Ford Excursions is another story. For instance, the average cost of repairing an engine oil leakage is $1,300.

How Long Do Brakes Last?

The service life for Excursion brakes ranges from 30,000 to 60,000 miles. However, you can make your brakes last longer by going gentle on them when you drive.

If you avoid staying too close to other cars on the road, you won’t need to stomp on your brakes in traffic. The practice of stomping on your brakes is actually the reason your brakes wear out faster.

In case you need to replace your brake pads, Ford Excursion brake pads can cost between $23 to $60.

How Long Do Batteries Last?

The batteries on Ford Excursion can last for about 2-3 years depending on how you maintain your vehicle. One way to make your batteries last longer is to ensure that you turn off all engine lights before you exit your car.

How Long Do Tires Last?

The most common tires Ford Excursions use are Firestone tires and they can last for about 12,000-15,000 miles.

If you want to make your tires last longer, you need to check what season the tires are suitable for. For instance, if the tires are all-season, then you might be safe using them year round.

However, if you live in an area characterized by extreme weather conditions, get tires that fit the bill. For chilly and wet terrain, get winter tires.

How Long Do Transmissions Last?

Ford Excursion transmissions last for 130,000-180,000 miles. Your transmissions will last longer if you take them for servicing after every 7,500 miles.

How Long Do Spark Plugs Last?

Your Ford Excursion spark plugs can last for 100,000 miles if there are no production defects.

What Is the Insurance Cost for Ford Excursion?

Your Ford Excursion insurance can cost between $1,000 to $5,000 per year.

Certain factors determine how much you will pay to insure your car:

  • The vehicle’s age: A newer model will cost more to insure than an older model.
  • Your location: The place you live can also affect your insurance cost. For instance, users in Georgia pay less than users in Detroit.
  • Discounts:  Insuring all your insurables such as your life and your home might earn you a discount.
  • Credit history: Your age, and credit history can affect how much you pay for your car insurance.

Tips on how to Prolong the Service Life of your Vehicle

Here are tips to help you get maximum longevity from your vehicle:

  • Ensure you change your oil filter regularly. Ford advises that you do an oil change every time your car hits the 7,500-mile mark.
  • Always remember to rotate your tires every time you take your car for servicing. This practice will increase your driving speed and make your tires last longer.
  • Change your air filter every time your car reaches 15,000 to 30,000 miles.

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Too Big Even For America (Part 1): 2000 Ford Excursion

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Hello and welcome to a series called “Too Big Even For America”, where we explore cars that went out of their way to demonstrate that bigger is not always better and is not always wanted, despite what the stereotypes say.

If the GMT-800 Suburban was the first hit of General Motors during the new millennium , the Ford Excursion represented Ford’s first misstep. Their intentions were in the right place and the logic that brought them to building the Excursion was sound (to a point); unfortunately, they overshot the mark by just a teensy little bit.

When I say that the logic that caused them to make the Excursion was sound, it really was. The Ford Expedition was doing a fine job holding its own against the GMT400 Chevrolet Tahoe since it was released in 1997. The Expedition itself was a considerable leap over its bucking Bronco predecessor, what with it being available with four doors and therefore being competitive with more than one model of Tahoe for starters. As big a leap as it was, however, there was still a hole in the lineup. A gigantic hole. The Suburban was selling in very good numbers in a segment where there weren’t any competitors. Now Chrysler may have been content with letting that market slide and only offering the Durango, but Ford wanted a piece of that pie and they knew that to get it they’d have to out-Suburban the Suburban.

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So they set out to make the biggest SUV available on the market. It would have to be longer, wider, taller, more powerful than the competition. If they even considered using the Expedition/F-150 chassis they quickly abandoned that idea, instead deciding to go on maximum attack and use the one used in their bigger Super Duty pickup trucks.

They were also going to out-engine the Suburban. Eight measly cylinders? Pah. Pedestrian, the Excursion was going to benefit from the 6.8-liter Triton V10. Sure the Vortec 8100 may have been bigger, but if you wanted to have ten cylinders in your SUV this was your only option. You want diesel? They had the 6.0 and 7.3-liter Powerstroke V8 to take care of you as well. Although joking aside, they were really going to need that torque and then some.

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You see, of all the big numbers with which the Excursion was built the biggest and most disturbing of them all was the weight. Equipped with a gas engine the Excursion tipped (crushed?) the scales at 7,230lbs, and if you decided that you actually wanted to achieve some miles to the gallon rather than the other way around by buying a diesel, it increased to 7,725 pounds. That’s 3,531 more than what a suburban weighted.

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For a visual representation, take the Suburban and then on top of it place a similar vintage Chevrolet Malibu. This is still lighter than a Diesel Excursion, to equalize it take a 50kg bag of cement and pop it in the trunk of the Malibu. Now it’s as heavy as an Excursion. For another visual representation, it’s heavier than three 2001 Honda Fits. It simply boggles my mind that it’s as heavy as it is. I even had to double check the weights in different sites to make sure that I wasn’t getting my measuring units wrong or something.

Trying to tip it towards the Ford, I went and compared it to the heaviest Chevrolet Suburban I could find (a 2500-series with the 6.0-liter V8). That lessened the difference but the ‘burb was still 1,556lbs. lighter (7225 vs. 6169). That’s good, we’ve gone from a Chevrolet Malibu to an original Mini in weight difference.

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I know some of you may think it’s unfair that I compare it to the 1500-series, but that’s the car it was aiming for. The volume seller wasn’t the 2500-series, GM doesn’t even offer heavy-duty Suburbans anymore due to the low take rates. If the Excursion was targeting the whole Suburban lineup, Ford failed because it tried the overkill approach; if they were only aiming for the Heavy Duty models, they failed because they completely misread the market. In either case, sales reflect the fact that they failed.

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In 2002 Chevrolet moved 151,056 Suburbans off the dealer lots; that same year Ford managed to sell 29,042 Excursions. That can only be described as a beatdown in sales, which kept decreasing until its last year where it sold 16,283 units. It should be pointed out that, despite all my beating on it, it seems that the Excursion actually had some loyal devotees. The chancellor of my university had one and used it to haul all his 9 kids around. From what I can recall he seemed to like it even if it didn’t actually fit in the parking spaces of his university. And if you lament they don’t build it anymore, do I have some news!

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Since 2011, Custom Autos by Tim, a professional auto conversion business in Oklahoma, has been making new Excursions. All you have to do is provide a new Ford Super Duty pickup truck and $41,000 ($49,000 if you somehow still think it isn’t big enough and you want a six-door model) and they’ll do the rest.

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As for Ford themselves, they called it quits on the whole Excursion (pun survived the editor) in 2005 and did what they should’ve done in the first place, they stretched an Expedition and created the Expedition EL. It wasn’t as large as an Excursion and the buyers didn’t need much more than that to warm up to it. But if you think that the Excursion was used as a cautionary tale by other manufacturers; stick around for the next installment in the series. Turns out someone found a way to make the Excursion seem perfectly reasonable.

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It seems the mistake Ford made was targeting the Suburban 2500 (the 3/4 ton model), which GM sold so few of, they discontinued it after the GMT800 generation.

It must be said, though, that Excursions in good shape fetch excellent money on the used marked… ESPECIALLY the 7.3L diesels.

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You are right about this. Used Excursions are and have always been EXPENSIVE. The 7.3 particularly so.

I have a friend who has a 7.3L Excursion (Eddie Bauer white with tan leather just like the top photo except with a roof rack). Contrary to the ‘No one ever uses their full capacity!’ meme, we used it plenty of times that way at deer camps, carrying six adult males (including several +6′) and their guns and gear. He also used it frequently to tow his pontoon boat. He swears he’ll never get rid of it, which I have no problem believing, considering their popularity on the used car market.

Considering the nature of this site, I don’t quite get the hate for these; this seems like a place where unique vehicles are appreciated and the Excursion was certainly unique (albeit in a politically incorrect manner).

The hate is because your friend is in the very, very small minority of those who actually utilize it’s bulk and capacity. We all can plainly see that most of the time these things- and SUVs in general- are nothing more than ego-stroking ginormous thirsty SOLO commuter cars.

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No, CUVs took that market. Most people who buy real SUVs anymore tend to actually use them. Escalade excepted of course. The high used prices on these isn’t because of the image they convey. It’s because no other SUV can do what they can.

What does ‘very small minority’ have to do with it?

If the manufacturer can make a profit selling the vehicle at the volume the market demands, why does it have to suit your aesthetic tastes/political preferences?

Seriously, I don’t get the hate – for a few years Ford sold some super duty SUVs and, judging by their enduring popularity in the used vehicle market, many people are more than willing to own them.

I believe I’ve answered that already in other posts that as of now haven’t been censored.

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^THIS^. If someone can afford one of these and keep fuel in it, then its his/her right to drive it however they want (within traffic laws of course). High fuel prices and a crumbling economy did these no favors, but enironmentalists did their part to nag, whine and complain these and the Hummers right out of existence. The message seems to be “toe the political correct line and bow down to the enviro nazis, or pay the price.” Im not much of a fan of these, they miss the mark of what old school bobtails (Jeep CJs, Land Cruiser, Ramcharger) were all about but they DO serve a purpose as extreme family/towing/crew vehicles. You could commute in one, even if its overkill. But you cant tow a large camper or boat with a camry.

MoparRocker74 summed it up perfectly. The nearest we had here in Austria (on regular, not grey import) was the Jeep Commander and I can see it would be very useful for someone living in the countryside who likes to take his boat to the Danube during summer but avoid extortionate Vienna Marina rates. Alas, that too disappeared.

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I saw one (1) Excursion in the flesh. It sounded and smelled like a school bus. A school bus with leather seats and multi-zone climate control, but a school bus nonetheless. I think this was a major source of what made buyers stay away from the Excursion.

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I think that school bus is an appropriate comparison. Their shape really was school bus-like.

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Most of the Excursions I’ve seen were gasoline powered.

Yes, the mistake was Ford using the Expedition to compete with the 1/2 ton Suburban and the Excursion to compete with the 3/4 ton Suburban. However, unlike Chevrolet, hasn’t Ford had entirely different chassis for their 1/2 and 3/4 tons since about 1997? That could be the primary motivator for having two different names competing with variations of the same Chevrolet.

The market for a 3/4 ton station wagon is limited.

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Big three is always going to squeeze the juice of certain thing ( SUV, or aerodynamic design ) so hard that it turns as dry as tissue paper, then add some lemonade again and keep squeezing slightly lighter.

This is pretty apt.

One of the few Excursions I’ve seen was empty….except for the female driver. I’ve never actually seen one that was overflowing with passengers and/or pulling a trailer (loaded or not).

That goes for the lot of them. Besides all the empty passenger seats and cargo areas, another thing that makes me go hmmm when I watch these monstrosities go by is the driver always seems to have about two feet of headroom in there. I guess I’ve never felt the need to do jumping jacks in my vehicle so I can’t fathom why so many munchkins feel that with anything less they are short on space?

Yeah, how dare they want headroom and a spacious interior.

I know! To haul all that… nothing!

I think it’s rather arrogant for anybody who drives at all to be overly condescending of other people’s vehicle choices. If you want to save the earth, live in a downtown studio apartment and use public transportation.

Realistically assessing the situation isn’t arrogance. Many just take exception (Hey! Another Ford SUV name?) to facts.

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Phil, you should have seen how sanctimonious he got when I dared to compare the Geo Metro with the Pontiac (Daewoo) LeMans that my ex and I once owned.

I had a hunch things might get nasty on this one. All too often a discussion of the Excursion, civilian Hummer, Prius or the Volt/ELR ends up devolving into unfair attacks and generalizations of their owners. The merits (or lack thereof) of the vehicles themselves go right out the window.

Thankfully that sort of thing is kept to a minimum here. Let’s keep it that way.

You’re right Mark, I’ll stop adding to it here. I think my points are made.

Mark: You attempted to draw a comparison to vehicles that really were too differently equipped to make the comparison valid. For example, an a/t Tempo vs m/t Tempo gives up about 10 mpg due to it not having OD and locking converter. It would be like driving the m/t Tempo in 4th with your foot resting on the clutch pedal. Be real.

There are some of these in Norway of all places. They were even used by the police. Why? No idea.

Police marked: http://modelljernbane.internettside.com/thumbs/norge_norsk_politi_politibil_utrykningskjoretoy_04_th.jpg

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Unmarked: https://bilder.sivilpoliti.net/medium_f036aec6248d976699531a1f7c13379b.jpg

Suburbans got a piece of the cake too: http://files.bos-fahrzeuge.info/vehicles/photos/1/4/6/9/190228-large.jpg http://i45.tinypic.com/w71ja.jpg

I can confirm that the Excursion was a popular vehicle in Norway for a couple of years after it arrived. It sneaked in under the radar of our confiscatory car import taxes just because it was heavy enough to qualify as a commercial vehicle. Today, there are around 20 Excursions for sale on Norway’s leading used car site: http://www.finn.no/finn/car/used/result?sort=0&keyword=excursion

It sold well in Norway because of the tax rules. Cars over 3500 kg was taxed as trucks, and therefore no tax. In the beginning you even could have it equipped wih rear seats and tax it as a truck. A Suburban with 7 seats and taxed as a car costs about 200.000 $ in Norway today. So when you could buy these cars in the 90s and early 2000s many Norwegian did, also the police. But Suburban (and Tahoe) was the best seller, and most of them with the 6,5 TD diesel engine and as a 2500 chassis to be heavy enough.

Imagine owning an Excursion in a country with $10/gallon gas! $1 per mile just for fuel…

There was an old Punch cartoon showing a huge Thirties car filling up at a gas station. The attendant says to the driver, “Do ya mind switchin’ off? She’s gainin’ on me.”

Now there is a blast from the past, Punch magazine. My father used to bring these home and I would only look at the cartoons. One I still remember to this day.

A guy inquired about the electric bicycle I was riding; in the course of that conversation I mentioned cost/mile and pointed at a nearby SUV (probably his) and noted it probably cost around 70 cents/mile to run it vs the penny for the bike and for that SUV to go down town and back from where we were would cost several dollars. He looked at me like it was the first time in his life the notion of cents/mile cost entered his head cavity.

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LOL, electric bike. That explains alot. How much does your electric bike cost per mile compared to my leg-powered bikes? What are your chances of surviving an accident? How does your bike get the kids to the campground?

There’s more to life than cost per mile.

I use bicycle bikes most of all but that electric has a huge basket and racks- better for errands involving hauling stuff. I use the car when that’s most appropriate. Why, I even have a pickup with a 22′ flatbed trailer, but you won’t see me commuting in it.

Ah yes, because having extra vehicles around that are rarely used is also so efficient. It’s not like depreciation is the largest expense to consider when buying a new car. Oh, wait…

It’s interesting that the Norwegian cops got Eddie Bauer models rather than stripped-down fleet specials (which were made iirc).

In Norway it wasn’t the equipment and options that got taxed anymor from 92 (?), it was: – weight – horsepower – engine displacement.

The resualt was quite well equiped (small) cars with 100-120 hp, and trucks who got no taxes (up to 2006) with the biggest engines and most equipment. Even in Norway with gasprices at 10$ gallon many bought Suburbans and other US-SUVs with pertrolengine,after 94 most Suburbans was sold with diesel and the Tahoes only with 6,5 TD. After 2000 only pickups got the new 6,6 Duramax and Tahoe/suburban was with 5,3 or 6 liter, and Suburban 6 liter or 8,1 litre.

After 2006 the trucks got 20% tax, and today these cars don’t sell very well. But the result is that even today, a lot of these Suburbans, pikcups, Tahoes from this era is still on the road. Same with the Cherokees and Grand Cherokees, S-Blazers and Explorers (not trucks, but registered as a kind of commercial vehicle with only 2 seats and only got 20% tax at the time)

I still see a few of them around here (New Jersey). In fact, I may have recently seen one of the “new” custom made ones. Back around ’97-’98, I rented a brand new Ford full sized van with the Triton V10…I loved its effortless torque.

Nice weight comparisons. I had no idea the Excursion was that much heavier than a regular Suburban.

I remember when these came out they were instantly met with way more harsh criticism than admiration. These were too big for most people’s garages and even driveways. I never saw too many, and the only people I ever knew who owned one were family friends of my cousins – a husband, wife, and one kid. I’m sure they really needed the space.

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+1 on the weight comparisons.

Confession time: I have suffered from Excursion-lust since these came out. Yes, they were huge. But I tend to like huge. And for comparison, my 94 Club Wagon with it’s 5.8 weighed in at a svelte 5,000 pounds.

Based on the Super Duty chassis, these things were overbuilt for their intended market in a way that the Expedition was not. Used Expeditions were among the least expensive in their segment, where these were the priciest.

I remember looking at these in dealer lots when new, and their sticker prices matched their size. My one gripe about these was for all their size and expense, the third row seat was thin and lacked headrests. Even so, if a really nice one of these plunked itself in front of me for the right price, I would buy one today, even though I have absolutely no use for something that size.

I would add that I would buy one having no use for something it’s size and not feel guilty, sorry, ashamed, or otherwise badly about myself. What a machine!

You have no idea how much that personally hurts. lol

Amen to that, I love this thing. However, a major con of this vehicle (other than fuel economy) is its terrible rollover safety. I remember reading an article on this that showed the fatality rate among the highest in rollovers; probably because its regular roof structure wasn’t built for its heavy weight.

I agree with j.p. I’d take an excursion in a heartbeat. here in my section of Ontario I still see a suprising number of them driving around. as far as the weight goes hey…if the tree huggers are gonna hate ya might as well make it worth their while!!

That’s an interesting motivation…

These are fairly common in my part of Oregon, they tend to be bought by people who have a genuine need for them (big families who tow). People who want to make a “big vehicle” statement still favor Hummer H2s. One guy has three H2s in his driveway.

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A friend who drove a Suburban really wanted one – the bigger, the better!

It’s hard to imagine a civilian vehicle larger than a Suburban, but Ford managed to do it. Too bad they missed the mark with the Excursion – it was a nice-looking tank.

I suppose on weight alone, you may compare it to a Hummer H1 or H2, but with a lot more usable interior room, plus large windows, but it isn’t as cool as a Hummer.

Driving one would be an interesting experience… going on an excursion in an Excursion… Hey, I’m here all week…

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I remember reading about these things when they came out and IIRC Ford had even considered building them with SIX doors- for even more overkill! If that sounds awesome you can still have one built by the above-mentioned Custom Autos by Tim. http://www.customautosbytim.com/29.html

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Ok, I confess, I want one. Regardless of the flaws (which admittedly they have) they seemed so cool. All that size gave them mystical appeal, you look up to them with a certain sense of awe. If they weren’t so expensive, I’d buy one.

It’s a shame Ford didn’t keep it around long enough to offer a King Ranch package – that would have been an epic vehicle.

Nice. The ultimate niche vehicle. I’d take a Platinum or Harley-Davidson edition.

The resale value on either a King Ranch or Harley Davidson Excursion would probably make your eyes water. And can you imagine the sight of all that premium, top-grain leather in one vehicle? It would take your breath away…

Considering that it was run on the same line as the Super Duty and used nearly all the same chassis, powertrain and driveline components, making it probably didn’t cost Ford too much money (certainly less upfront investment than the current Expedition, which is now practically a unique platform).

I heard that at the time they made it, the Excursion had the highest per unit profit of any vehicle Ford sold.

Hah! Stop it, you temptress!

Yeah, I’ve heard they made up to 15 grand profit on those.

At a swim meet this weekend, I parked next to a Yukon Super Bowl XLIX Edition?. The logo badges all looked factory, this is not a joke or parody.

Like taking candy from babies…

No more than the “ultimate driving machine”

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To validate the tree huggers’ opinions about the vehicle I believe Ford should have christened it the “Ford Exploitation” instead of the chosen name.

But Bill Ford is one of those eco-weenies; he wouldn’t have gone along with that.

The car industry plays both sides: when it’s a hybrid or electric, they’re Friends of the Earth, bleating happy words “Eco” & “Green” to impress puritanical disciples of Gaia, but when it’s a pony car or full-sized truck or SUV, nothing is too big, powerful, or thirsty for lusty, Rebel Yell barbarians. Or have it both ways, with hybrid SUVs.

What’s truly intolerable is frugal, long-term ownership.

You’re pretty funny; and everything you said is so true!

The GM hybrid SUVs were another marketplace flop; big-SUV buyers didn’t see the point and green early-adopters wouldn’t be seen dead in one.

Not offering the hybrid system in cargo vans where they could make a cost/benefit case for themselves in multi-stop city delivery is yet another GM missed opportunity.

The hybrid system GM offered in their Full Size SUVs just didn’t make economic sense at sticker price, plain and simple.

It was a very expensive system, especially for the ‘gains’ it offered.

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There are/were aftermarket companies that offer hybrid conversions of the E-series and GM twins and Stepvans.

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I once heard the Ford SUV line-up at the time referred to as “Exploders, Excretions, and Exaggerations.”

We have the 6.8l Triton V10 in our 1998 F-250. It’s got a lot of power and sounds great going up a hill, but it’s very thirsty (which is understandable, considering that we rarely remove the camper and trailer).

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Rejected slogan: Say hello to your new “Ex”: the Explorer, the Expedition and this, the Ford Excretion.

I’ve coined “Ford Exhibition”, and “Toyota Cruise Lander.”

No, the Toyota’s either a Land Bruiser, or a Land Crusher.

I blame focus groups for the Excursion and other rediculous non-logic based vehicles.

How did we end up with 4wd everything? Perhaps the halfshaft industry was looking for a bigger market?

Focus groups and car magazines both. I was in an industry that held focus groups; the only other things that even came close to the abject waste of time and energy were meetings involving the Marketing Dept. These people couldn’t find their arses with both hands. Can’t really blame Ford for trying, though. There isn’t much logic involved with vehicle selection by the typical consumer. Match vehicle capabilities to user mission? Nah- first and foremost is to stroke the buyer’s ego. I’m surprised I don’t see more Navistar CXTs on the road.

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I was actually in one of those focus groups. Paid $100 for three hours to critique upcoming Ford light trucks. I liked the SuperDuty, but could not understand the Excursion, and didnt give high marks on the survey, so they cant blame me for the mistake. It was interesting that the Excursion mockup on display had a Suburban interior fitted.

The Explorer SportTrack (fancy Ranger crew cab) was the other yet-to-be produced product on display.

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Should have called it the Exponential

About a year ago, I considered one of these. We haul laptop computers, so it seemed to tick the right boxes- large size with tons of room, 4×4 for the winter, powerful engine with the V10, good reliability, and good value for money (Especially compared to a truck).

But, then we saw the payload ratings. I kid you not- a similar year Suburban 1500 can haul more weight than this can. The GVWR may be higher, but as noted in the article, these things just weighed too much.

What Ford did was make a large tank/barge that couldn’t haul anything. That kind of defeats the purpose….

True on the payload, depending on how it’s equipped, the but the Excursion out-towed the Suburban by up to 3800 pounds. That’s a lot more camper or boat. And it’s much better able to handle that kind of use on a regular basis thanks to its Super-Duty underpinnings.

There is still a market for these, as evidenced by the prices they command. It’s just not a large one.

Agreed on the towing. The beefier frame would be good for that, but if I had to drag around a single axle enclosed trailer, I’d get something smaller and more luxurious than an Excursion.

A QX4 could tow 3000#, and would be more comforable, cheaper, and more nimble. I didn’t want to drag a trailer around everywhere.

You haven’t seen anything until you’ve been passed on a city street by a driver only lifted black Excursion during rush hour!

I’m borrowing a phrase from another site regarding the Raptor and it’s lack of competition.

“Walls are thick around the segment king’s castle.”

I don’t know how anyone at Ford really thought the Excursion was a good idea. From my experience Suburban buyers are Suburban buyers. When I worked at Roesch Chevy Suburbans were almost exclusively traded for Suburbans. You weren’t going to win that niche over just by offering a similar vehicle that’s been turned up to eleven.

I don’t think I had ever paid attention to the massive weight of these until I read this piece. Not the vehicle for me (the segment of the population in LA that drives blinged-out H2s (still) took a look and said “too much”), but I’m not going to sling mud at it as an irresponsible, Earth-destroying horror. There is a market for this kind of thing–West Texas (or anywhere in Texas, I guess), Montana, big LDS families in Utah. But those folks generally are happy with a Suburban or Yukon XL, and have been for years.

I worked for a company that had a full-lux V10 Excursion several years ago. It drove more like a 17′ U-Haul truck than it did like a new Tundra. I’ve seen people defend their road manners on the internet. I shudder to think what said proponents frame of reference consists of. On the other hand, I was amused by Ford’s efforts to keep repeating their Ex-named SUV success. I wish the Excursion had caught on just to have seen what the next one would have been. Extrapolation? Excavator? I have zero interest in Ford’s CUVs.

i guess I am the only responder to admit to owning one. We love SUVs in my rural/hobby farm family, and in a season of stupidity bought a loaded 2005. My 5’2″ wife loved it, oddly, Like driving a bus, firm to say the least, but solid. I never thought the V10 was that powerful feeling, often had to hit high RPMs on hills. But the mileage. We quickly figured out that it would actually save gas to take 2 cars on a trip rather than stuff everyone in the truck. It did tow my boat well, but got stuck twice in our terrible winters – our jeeps never did. When the gas prices exploded I took a loss and traded it on a Town and Country, which my wife hated but I loved.

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I’m not sure I agree that the Excursion was aiming at the 1500 Suburban, or that it was necessarily a sales disappointment.

Here’s my take: SUVs were hot. Makers were coming up with different sizes and styles, ranging from car like station wagons to macho trucks with three rows of seating. Ford went into its heavy duty parts bin and created one of the heaviest duty standard production SUVs available.

This was a niche vehicle aimed at people with serious towing needs. I have no idea what their tow capacity was, but it was undoubtedly one of the top SUVs. Even if a number of trucks surpass it, this was the family car for heavy towing.

People with experience towing know that when the weight of the tow vehicle outweighs the trailer, towing is pretty easy. Things get trickier as the weight of the trailer starts to exceed the vehicle. So, for a guy that wanted to haul his family and a 7 – 10,000 lb trailer without breaking a sweat, this was the perfect vehcile. This is a big part of the cult following these have had after long being out of production.

These sold at high prices, helping make up for the cost of unique pieces that were not already in Ford’s HD parts bin. High production volume was not likely expected, or needed.

Yes, sales tanked as gas prices rose, the SUV market cooled, and Ford and owners caught some flak on the politically correct issue.

So, as trends come and go, Ford and buyers went back to heavy duty trucks, catching less flak in the process, and a unique vehicle has faded from production to cult status.

Yep, great points. These towed up to 11,000 pounds. The ultimate SUV for towing. As noted above payload was not impressive, but if you needed payload and towing you bought a pickup. And, perhaps, a 5th Wheel. A 10,000 or so pound pull-behind camper or trailer is not ideal. That may be the real issue.

I live in flyover country where these sold well. My neighbors went through three. One as original owner, and when the family split in a divorce, the husband searched nationally for two more for himself and his new wife – that cult of ownership thing.

These seem to pull big boats, big horse trailers and hobby trailers. My neighbor’s kids were into small track go carts or whatever they call it. He had a monster enclosed trailer to hold several cars, parts, etc. They traveled regionally for meets.

Being a traditional SUV the development costs were quite low, they even borrowed the taillights from the concurent E series to minimize costs, meanwhile the gross profit was high reaching $20K or more in top trim versions. I do think it was a disappointment though, I bet Ford was thinking that the sales would be higher, and the fact that they discontinued it after such a short run supports that idea.

Great post.

It was never intended to sell 100,000/year but, considering the low investment, it never had to.

I still see a large amount of these in Florida. My neighbor (a contractor) has one and it seems to meet his needs as a sort of enclosed Super Duty. His is a diesel and he is pleased with the highway mileage, for the amount of stuff it is able to haul.

In contrast, a tiny woman I used to work with, who was pushing 70, used to drive a gas version to the office, barely being able to see over the dashboard. Now that was terrifying.

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Most know I hate all SUV versions no matter the size. In fact I have only driven one in my life. It was 2001 and I was sitting at a bar near the old Clark Airbase drinking with some friends. They were talking of driving down to Subic to spend two days and a night at the beach and bar hopping at night. The four of them lived there so they had their Harleys to use.

Me, I had no Harley so a friend volunteered to let me drive his Ford down. I show up at his business in the morning and it is a big black Excursion with Dutch diplomatic plates. He is American though but a family member is not. I hop in along with my future wife to be with her cellphone and good thing to.

We take off and in 15 minutes they lose me on a turn where they beat me to it. I’m trying to drive this thing down a narrow two lane Philippine road (their version of a state highway) full of trikes, many pos now Japanese cars, even worse trucks, pedestrians and chickens. They weave and I plow.

I am thinking if I run anyone over then I am not getting out of the Excursion since it has diplomatic plates. In the Philippines, if a driver makes a sudden U turn in front of you, or a pedestrian jumps in front of you it is your fault as you should have anticipated their stupidity. Of course, being a foreigner means you will be heading to jail until you cough up thousands upon thousands of pesos.

Soon we leave the vegetated part and head into the desolate lahar region from when Mt. Pinatubo blew. The dust is incredible and I don’t know how they managed on bikes. After about 20km in this is it back to a narrow two lane road and jungle. Luckily the cell phone could call ahead when they managed to lose me.

Hitting Subic they pull into Blue Rock Resort with their bikes while I’m left with the ass end of the Excursion way out in the road. Took awhile to find a place to dock that thing. Naturally, the next afternoon was a repeat heading back. The enjoyment then was from a hot BMW actually weaving in and out of everything behind me. Could only mean a Filipino driver being that reckless. The bikes didn’t see him but I did and easily blocked his way and from doing damage. He was stuck for 50km. When I got back I needed a couple of drinks to relax!

I’ve been to Zambia, I hear you. Although there, you’re probably going to get pulled out of your car by locals and beat up. Then the police fine you afterward…

I remember these fondly as a symbol of the prosperous late 90s in which I grew up (and the way I expected the world would be in the days before the one-two delayed punchout of 9/11 and then the 2008 crash right after I graduated law school…expected safe and rich, got unsafe and rather less rich).

These are 1999-ish to me. Surge cola. Fight Club. $0.95/gallon. Harvey Danger.

I liked them then, I like them now. The quintessential image is of a family who arrived at college with their daughter the day I arrived for my sophomore year. I was there early since I was on student government. My college was almost 100% “New England” style preppy–everyone was from the Northeast and the kids either drove new European cars or old American ones (lot of Buick wagons and beat up old Jeeps next to some brat’s new Saab convertible).

These people were different. They were from Texas–Houston I think–and instead of another Sarah or Allison, the daughter had some stereotypical “belle” name, or at least, what we think of as that up here. They rolled up on that crisp New England afternoon in a dark blue Excursion, followed by a truck and movers with all of Belle’s stuff. It was completely the opposite display of the kind of tepid understatement seen elsewhere on the campus. The mom looked like a slightly older version of Belle, and dad was this tall big boned, greying at the temples guy that for whatever reason made me say “Texas lawyer” type, neatly tucked in polo shirt and khakis.

At that moment I knew I’d seen the modern version of the 70s oil man in his big Cadillac. It was as if they’d brought that whole “everything’s bigger in Texas” to New England with them, you could see that open sky and the bigness of it all just by their presence.

His daughter was quietly a stunner, and as I recall, very nice, but “Belle” transferred after her freshman year, I think, never saw her again.

Welcome back to 1999 indeed. They’ve re-released Surge, by the way. Received a can of it as a gag gift, part of a holiday beer swap. It looks even more like antifreeze than I remember from back in the day…

I also never realized quite how beefy these things were. 7725 lbs? Pretty insane. Though if the article’s math is true, would that mean a base Suburban weighs only 4200 lbs? That’s barely heavier than a Crown Vic.

No a Suburban of that era weighs between 5200 and 6100 lbs depending on how they are equipped.

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The V8 4×2 Excursion is 6650 lb too

The Texas family described in this post are precisely the sort who would shell out +$70K for a King Ranch Excursion Diesel today if Ford had the guts to offer one.

Great description and memory Orrin. You are right. For Texas, perfect, for anywhere else, too much.

Not knocking Texas or the ‘Scursion, in case that wasn’t clear. I actually was in awe of these people, I hadn’t seen anything like them in a long time. And I’d drive an Excursion in a heartbeat with the $ and a place to put it.

I am not into trucks myself so not for me. The picture you drew from your college memory was quite evocative. My older brother worked in Del Rio Texas,(we are from Georgia) in the mid eighties and quickly was wearing boots and Stetsons with his coat and tie. I constantly ribbed him playing JR. JR is real man and those guys are cool he retorted. So I guess I was just saying I am glad they had something just for them. Over time it seems so many of our choices are taken away because they offend others.

My take is that since Cadillac, Lincoln, and Chrysler won’t make me a big car, I’ve got no choice. Used to hate SUVs. Now they’re all that’s left.

I was living in Houston during the Excursion’s entire production run. Didn’t see many blue ones, but there sure were a lot of them in whatever color was close to Aggie Maroon. Same went for Suburbans, Tahoes, Expeditions or Super Duty pickups.

For as expensive as they were I thought the interior looked plasticky and cheap. Much more so than the Expedition.

3.511 kgs just enough to require a class 2 licence here if you get paid to drive it and it moves into another RUC zone above cars, pickups and regular SUVs if its diesel, little surprise Ive never seen one in the metal, one would be seriously expensive to own and drive with no real advantages.

US regulations are of course different, and each state has its own variations. Environmental regulations dictated that diesels and the largest gasoline engines were only available on 8501lb GVWR and above. So, to get a diesel, you had to buy a monster. No mileage standards or published estimates required.

As for driver licensing, anything with more than ten seats, when paid to drive, requires a special medical exam, at least in California. A “housecar” (motorhome), up to 40 feet long, regardless of weight, can be driven with a regular car license, or any two axle truck up to 26,000lb.

I saw one once near Rotorua many years ago.

Does this mean that the Ford Super Duty is that much larger than the Chevrolet 2500/3500?

I would like to drive one of these at least once just for shits and giggles.

The introduction of this vehicle made so little sense what with the fantastic and new Expedition in the line-up and the always great Suburban next door.

But if you think about pop culture at the time there was one incident that could have made a jumbo-sized Ford SUV seem like a good idea. A certain white Bronco comes to mind, one that was in the news constantly for two straight years starting in 1994.

I know there was probably a killer on board but the way that thing looked on TV was just surreal and oddly appealing. I guess maybe like how Al Capone made 20s Cadillacs more popular.

Yes I’m saying it’s all OJ’s fault.

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I actually kind of understood the Excursion in that the Expedition was never quite big enough. If you can work with the premise that the Suburban was “just right” (which Frank apparently cannot), Ford needed something bigger than the Expy. The simple answer would have been to lengthen the Expedition, but maybe that would not have been so simple after all, and you would have been limited to the light duty version. Ford was the only one running a completely separate truck line in the Super Duty, so they built their “just right” SUV on the Super Duty platform. Problem was that “just right” turned out to be about a size and a half too big by the time they got done. Instead of a competitor for the Suburban, Ford ended up with a perfect replacement for the International Travelall, and probably sold it in about the same volumes.

You start out with a great point about OJ’s Bronco, but please let me finish it: Had OJ been filmed driving a white Excursion, history could have been so different. 🙂

Why would you say it’s ME that can’t understand “the premise”? As an engineer I identify the mission then match the equipment to the job. Observation reveals that very few others do that- I’ve seen it every day for decades. How else do you explain the V8 4×4 solo commuter parade? One doesn’t need 300HP and 4×4 in a 6,000lb package to move a 200lb payload. Of course there are times when seating for six and towing 10,000lbs is the job, and that’s when the full-size equipment is the right choice. But most Uhmericans today are not in single-vehicle households.

Frank, as a fellow engineer, I’m sure you’ve heard about factor of safety. It’s in play here as well.

I’m leaving now; it’s quitting time and I’m going to go fire up my eight-cylinder 4×4 crew cab to drive back home.

As a fellow engineer, I’m sure you’ve heard about statistics. How many millions of miles does one have to put on to be involved in an injury accident, much less a fatality?

If you throw a leg over a bike of any sort, is it possible for any car no matter how much a penalty box it is, to be worse?

I’m off for my bicycle ride soon. It’s nice out and I sure wouldn’t want to be cooped up in a cage for that ride.

Frank, it’s been raining here today so I drove my pickup. My commute is 8 miles on roads that are non-bicycle conducive.

Incidentally, I worked in a traffic safety realm for over a decade so I saw a lot of collision reports. I tended to see some types of vehicles over represented and others under represented. You appear to be a fairly smart guy, so I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.

You made so many comments/replies that blasted owners of vehicles like the excursion, that it seemed that you can’t really see it’s point. As I was typing the sentence you refer to, I sort of anticipated a “No, the Suburban is not ‘just right'” sort of reply, thus my anticipatory response. I certainly did not mean to insult your intelligence.

And your example that nobody needs 300 bhp and 6000 pounds to carry a 200 pound person somewhere is correct, as far as it goes. But most families don’t have the option of keeping the Suburban or Excursion that they might need for 5,000 miles a year in the garage the rest of the time. I have 4 cars in my family, and when my kids are home from school, they all get used every day. So, none of us has any way of knowing if the little lady in the Excursion was just going out to do her nails or if she was returning from taking a middle school soccer team and all of their equipment to a game. Or maybe the Prius was getting an oil change.

Anyway, folks chose what they choose, for reasons that make sense to them. Their reasons don’t always make sense to me, but then, nobody ever said they had to.

I’ve noted that large vehicles have a justifiable place. But what I observe every day is mostly solo and unladen operation of said vehicles. I haven’t done an actual survey with which to draw statistics from so all I can say is it appears they are operated unladen the vast majority of the time. I’m sure it’s not peculiar to my region. Comments here also verify the desire of people to drive large vehicles for no stated reason at all, other than they like to… that tends to prove my point. Thank you.

That is well and good; people do as they choose and I for one don’t like it when legislation/regulations overly inhibit freedoms.

However, the reality is, many forms of energy we rely on are finite and we are using them inefficiently and for dubious purposes. Even if not actually “finite” they come at great cost and not just monetary. We have done an exemplary job of masking those costs from our everyday experience.

A new paradigm for what is considered “cool” is coming. It can be proactively chosen, or it can eventually be forced by reality. History and psychology tells us that nothing will be done until there is no choice. Oh well. As long as I’m not personally attacking anybody any worse than I’m being personally attacked, I hope I can express my logic and opinions without too many more of my posts being banned.

Fight! Fight! Fight! Kiss. Kiss.

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Frank, the reason I started deleting some of your comments is this: it’s ok to state your POV on any given car, but to keep repeating it over and over, and engaging in little tiffs quickly becomes tedious.

We’re here to discuss cars, but long-winded debates on socio-political issues are not really very compatible with our vibe here.

How about taking that bike ride you said a you were going on a couple of hours ago. 🙂 And let’s just drop the Excursion; you’re not going to change anyone’s mind anyway. Thanks.

Paul: Oddly enough, there are posts longer than mine here.

Many of my posts are responses; even then in the interest of brevity I don’t respond to every query.

Even my deleted posts related more to cars than that entire innuendo piece on Camaros. It’s probably more the POV than the length, huh.

But it’s good to now know there are posting limits. Noted.

The bike ride was nice.

Frank: It’s not the number of comments; it’s a matter of repeatedly saying more or less the same thing, and engaging in little sparring sessions.

I’m not trying to single you out, and FWIW, I don’t disagree with you. But the issue of big trucks/SUVs, in the context of a debate as to how they are used, etc.. is one that was beat to death, on a national level, back in the day of the Excursion. I really have no desire to see these debates be re-ignited.

Some folks like to ride in big trucks and SUVs. Others don’t. trying to judge or characterize these preferences inevitably leads to…a predictable outcome. One I’d prefer to mostly avoid.

As I said, feel free to state your POV. But if you get response to it, maybe you don’t have to respond back. otherwise it just escalates into negativity and name calling and such.

I love the “as an engineer” bit, as if buying a vehicle is akin to “fulfilling mission requirements”. I am also an engineer, Frank, and I realize that people buy sports cars not because they “need” them, but because they “want” them. I would argue that, in this comparison, the average SUV is more practically useful to the families they serve than the average sports car that will never be tracked and rarely even be driven close to its limits.

As for your observation that most of these vehicles are driven without passengers, in typical family use, they are often used to drop off children (at school or activities) for much of the day, only later to pick them up. Hence why they may be often seen empty, but later full of children.

Finally, once you get into a discussion of what you believe people “need”, I have this to say: anyone who owns a watch that costs more than $15 is in the same category.  The $15 one keeps as good or better time.  Houses are the same way, you don’t ‘need’ much more than a few hundred square feet to live in, but odd, for some reason people have homes a bit bigger than this. Cars really don’t need to go any faster than say 80 mph on american highways (speed limit plus a little for safety) but last time I checked most of them do too.  My expectation is that you likely have a few things in your life that are bigger/faster/shinier than they ‘need’ to be as well; but you have your own reasons for doing so.  No different than the SUV guy, I expect.

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I had a 2005 F250 with the V10. It was quiet and powerful but fuel economy was really bad. Now I have a 01 Ram with the Cummins and I miss how quiet the V10 was on long trips.

The FDNY still have a some rolling around on a daily basis. I see them a lot, actually. Red bodies with white tops. More like Captain/Supervisor trucks I guess. The upper east side unit still uses theirs everyday. Can hear that power stroke ticking a block away. Good work truck, especially if you need a four wheel drive and have the county or the state paying for the gas.

Ford offered a Special Service Package Excursion for police/government customers. Rubber floor, plain cloth seats, steelies and heavy duty everything….

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Interior….

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What is the red switch?

Most likely to turn on some type of beacon light or other device needed during its life. It’s definitely aftermarket, for aftermarket equipment, and likely installed by the owner.

It could also be a blackout switch. Many police vehicles, especially those used in undercover work or stakeouts, had a master switch that would kill all lights including dash and brake lights.

That is a Signal Stat 102 heavy duty switch. It is most commonly used for a “dome light” switch for areas that are not visible from the driver’s seat, like in a box truck. It is also commonly used to power the relay for a lift gate. But of course it could be used for anything in its rated ampacity or to turn on a relay.

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I came pretty late to the truck/SUV game. I thought that too many of them were never used for their intended purpose. I did do the mini-van thing and I thought these were great. I could carry my family and stuff anywhere and at any time. Sure it wasn’t a Honda Civic but the Civic wouldn’t fit my needs. When I got my first truck I realized that like the mini-van the truck had to be big enough to handle my largest anticipated load. If you buy a truck and it’s a little bigger than you need, well that’s okay. If you buy a truck that is too small for your needs than you have made a serious mistake. Now you’ve sunk a big piece of change on something that won’t do the job. The quad cab pickup is a very utilitarian vehicle, it can carry a large odd sized load pull your boat and your family in comfort. If the emphasis is more on the number of family and you need three rows of seats then the large SUV should fill the bill. While a mini-van can haul the family it can’t tow much weight. A lot of the guys I know leave the big SUV home for Mama to ferry the kids around and drive some older small car or beater for the 100 mile daily commute. Let’s let everyone be free to make their own choices. None of these vehicles are intrinsically good or evil.

At times I try to imagine the big picture… how many cylinders are firing at any given moment; how many wheels are turning; and with 4wd, how many transfer cases and such are either spinning or being carried around as excess weight for the minimal (certainly under 5% of the time in most cases) use?

I live in the snow belt and women in particular seem to think 4×4 is a necessity of life. Oddly enough, some of us are able to get through winter with little fwd penalty boxes. It’s been some time since I got stuck. And think back even as recently as the ’70s, almost nobody had 4wd or even fwd yet they somehow survived.

So is it a need or a want?

Re: Get the biggest equipment to handle the biggest requirement, even if it is far-fetched or exceedingly rare: I know a farmer that has a truck and a Metro. You have no idea how often rural people especially farmers need to run to town for a part or supply of some sort. Trip combining is wonderful but sometimes it can’t wait. The Metro has paid for itself many times over.

Frank- I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. Plenty of people there “made do” with rear wheel drive vehicles, and later many more with FWD…for decades. However, when AWD became mainstream, you sure did see a lot more AWD vehicles around. Just because you can “make do” with something doesn’t mean you should, and for some people the fuel economy vs. safety/functionality tradeoff is worth it for them. Notice I say “for them”, not “for you”.

Most people don’t live in Fairbanks. Most people don’t encounter roads bad enough to justify AWD. Nope, not even in northern MN. The salt trucks are out there at the first snowflake, if not before.

We had 7.3 Excursions and gas Suburbans as crew trucks on a Northern oil patch job I worked on back in the day. Even though they were loud, rode like they had concrete springs and tended to sink in the mud they were an order of magnitude tougher than the frail Suburbans with IFS. The mechanics hated the Suburbans as they required lots of effort to keep them operating in extreme conditions.

And, if the Suburban didn’t hold up to that use, can you imagine how the Expedition L would do with its 4 Wheel Independent Suspension?

As much as people are bad-mouthing this vehicle for its weight, the resulting ruggedness of the driveline components was, to some users, a very desirable attribute.

This is an interesting article and vehicle class that we don’t ordinarily see in Australia, although Holden sold the 1500 & 2500 Surburbans around this era, bizarrely with an adapted Trailblazer dashboard I gather. My impression is the 2500/diesel versions were at least as popular as the 1500s, probably on the basis both capability and fuel economy (with higher prices) here was better.

The growth of the Toyota Land Cruiser (now 5800lb) has put it in the same situation where you have to be committed to the cause to run one as a daily driver.

I believe you could get those in Israel but not many bought them as they were really too expensive and big; the pick-up equivalents were another matter and were bought by (successful) contractors, given the added versatility of the bed. I’m fairly certain they were all diesels. IDF had them too and there was a “kind of” armoured Excursion… But on the F550 chassis if I am not mistaken.

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My son’s father in-law (which has become one of my best friends) has a 2000 Excursion with a 7.3L diesel. They bought it to replace the full size van they had (4 kids) and they (as a family) are big into camping.

This ‘truck’ now has 260,000 miles on it. We did swap the rear springs in 2006 to springs from an F-250. That stiffened the ride a bit, but it will tow anything you can hook to it. We also installed a 5″ exhaust and chipped it too. I have weighed the beast on our truck scale and it come in at 8240 lbs (full of fuel).

I took the “Ex” (as it’s known) from VA to San Antonio to visit my son when he lived there. We had 4 adults and a 3 yr old. I averaged 19 mpg on the trip and everyone had plenty of room. Besides having 3 full width seats, there is also a luggage area behind the third seat that will hold baggage for everyone and not block the back window.

Haters will hate: I think the Excursion was a good truck for what it was intended. If I would have had a large family, I would have bought one too.

Anti-environmental. Wait, weren’t these LEV’s? (low emission vehicles.)

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Just to give a perspective on the numbers: 3500kg (7715 lbs) is the GVWR limit on basic licenses in much of Europe, and it’s the curb (!) weight of the Excursion. In other words I wouldn’t even be allowed to drive an Excursion unless I went to driving school for an extended 7,5t license, and even then I’d fill up almost half the limit just with the curb weight.

it hits again – after not seeing any for a couple of years, i passed two Excursion Limiteds (One maroon, one black) today on my way home.

I’m 6’4″ ½ and Excursion is the only SUV at the time (not sure about new) where I had enough knee and head room in all 3 rows seating behind myself.

We have a 92 C350 Centurion and our neighbor across the street has an Excursion. Both are daily drivers, both diesels, and both fine vehicles.

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I find the title of this article suspicious given that it is shares the same author as this one…

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These trucks do have a heck of a cult following. I’ve owned 3 of them since 2009 all V10 gas. I’ve put roughly 70k miles on them and loved every min of it. Driving the Excursion brings as many smiles per miles as our classic cars. I wanted one as a kid and bought my first around 19, daily driven about 300 miles a week or more. After running into a few smug hybrid owners I added a personal license plate ” 8 MPG ” which is my average. I also know a couple who owns 3 of them currently.

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2000-2005 Ford Excursion: Costs, Facts, And Figures

The short-lived Ford Excursion was the embodiment of the SUV turned up to the absolute excess, and people still swear by it even to this day.

Ford pickup trucks have been around for 75 years across 14 generations, and they continue to be one of the most successful vehicles sold in North America. The Super Duty line of heavy-duty trucks, which Ford recently redesigned, came along in 1999, and their primary purpose was to accomplish feats that the regular F-150 simply couldn't. The Super Duty family made its debut in 1999, and it's been going strong ever since.

With the introduction of the Super Duty line, Ford decided to experiment. They gave a Super Duty some extra seats and put a hardtop on the bed, to create one of the most capable full-size SUVs in all of history: the Excursion.

2000-2005 Ford Excursion

  • 11,000 lbs towing capacity
  • Up to 146 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Model: Excursion
  • Engine/Motor: 5.4-liter V8 / 6.8-liter V10 / 7.3-liter turbodiesel V8 / 6.0-liter turbodiesel V8
  • Horsepower: 255-325 hp
  • Torque: 350-560 lb/ft
  • Drivetrain: Longitudinal front-engine, RWD / 4x4
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic / 5-speed automatic
  • MSRP: $37,650 (base)
  • Immensely capable
  • Capacious interior
  • Presence and cool factor
  • Some reliability concerns
  • Interior isn't the most luxurious
  • Difficult to find examples in nice condition

2000-2005 Excursion Overview

The Ford Excursion came along in 1999 as a 2000 model year vehicle, and it coincided with the launch of the Super Duty line of pickup trucks from the Blue Oval. As you might expect, the Excursion used the same platform as the Super Duty trucks, but it featured a cover over the truck bed, which in itself was a cargo area and a space where Ford mounted an additional row of seats. The thing that set apart the Excursion from other family SUVs with three-row seating was its enormity. There hasn't been an SUV since the Excursion that offers this much excess in terms of sizing and capability.

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The Excursion looked fairly similar to the Super Duty pickup trucks of the time. Obviously, you couldn't get it with dually rear wheels, but the family resemblance was definitely there. The front end was pretty much the same, and so was the hood line. The side profile featured a set of running boards as standard, and the Excursion's length allowed Ford to install full-size rear doors. The rear, meanwhile, featured Dutch doors instead of a tailgate, as well as an opening rear window.

Ford offered a few different trim levels on the Excursion, including the requisite XLT, Limited, and the high-end Eddie Bauer. The Excursion's closest competitor was the Cadillac Escalade ESV, which is still around today, which came along in 2002, but the Excursion really was in a category of its own. Even if you compare it to other similar SUVs, like the Lincoln Navigator and Mercury Mountaineer, or the badass Hummer H1, the Excursion was bigger and more capable than just about all of them.

2000-2005 Excursion Powertrains

Throughout its life, Ford offered the Excursion with four different powertrains. The range kicked off with the 5.4-liter Triton gasoline V8, developing 255 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Then, there was the rather absurd 6.8-liter Triton gasoline V10, developing 310 hp and 425 lb-ft of torque. The gasoline engines remained the same through the whole production run, and there were also two different diesels.

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From 2000 to 2003 or thereabout, Ford offered the tried and true 7.3-liter Powerstroke turbo diesel V8, which had 250 hp and a substantial 525 lb-ft of torque. From 2003 to 2005, Ford switched over to the less loved 6.0-liter Powerstroke turbo diesel V8, which sat at the top of the lineup as the most powerful and capable powertrain, with 325 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque.

The latter engine had an immense towing capacity of 11,000 lbs, but even the gasoline versions of the Excursion could tow 7,000 lbs or more. Power went to either the rear wheels, or all four wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission, with the only exception being the 6.0-liter Powerstroke, which switched over to a five-speed automatic.

2000-2005 Excursion Interior, Features, And Reliability

On the inside, the Super Duty family resemblance continued. Even though a sizable amount of interior components were the same as you'd find on an F-450 of the same vintage, Ford did their best to elevate the surroundings with nicer trimmings and better seat upholstery, and a fair amount of wood trim. Then again, the front of the Excursion's interior isn't especially important, as it's all about what happens in the rear.

The front did have climate control and an audio system, but so did the other two rows of seats. You could even spec a rear seat entertainment system for the second row, and each row also had its own climate controls. The most impressive thing about the Excursion, owing to its dimensions, is the capacity of everything. This may be an SUV, but it can seat nine passengers, and still offer 48 cubic feet of cargo space. If you fold down all the seats, you get a truly commodious 146 cubic feet of cargo space.

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In terms of reliability, the Excursion is pretty bulletproof. That's not entirely surprising, as its powertrain lineup pretty much mirrors that of the Super Duty trucks, and as long as the previous owner has done the scheduled maintenance, and you continue to do it, you should be fine. However, it's best to avoid the 6.0-liter Powerstroke, as that's the powertrain with the most issues. Go for the 7.3 Powerstroke or the V10, especially if you plan to tow, as the 5.4-liter V8 isn't quite as capable.

2000-2005 Excursion Prices

The Ford Excursion is starting to gain a lot of traction in the world of used SUVs, simply because of its capability and its ability to do just about everything you could possibly want. Because nobody thought of preserving Excursions, pristine examples are worth a ton of money nowadays. Classic.com estimates the average value for the Excursion to be around $30,000. Some examples have sold for $100,000.

If you can find a solid example, which should set you back around $35,000, you can be rest assured that no other SUV in history is quite on the same level of capability. The Excursion's legacy lives on today, and so does the hope, as Ford revived the trademark not too long ago. Meanwhile, digital artists have put together their interpretations of a modern Excursion.

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Short-Lived Longevity Found in the Ford Excursion

Who wants short-lived longevity? This sound like an oxymoron, and I don’t know about you, but I ain’t no ox moron. Without the clumsy play on words, the Ford Excursion is one of the most short-lived SUVs ever made, but it can offer impressive levels of longevity. This is the short-lived longevity I’m talking about here. Instead of going down another grammatically awful rabbit hole, let’s learn more about how long this big Ford SUV can last.

What’s the expected Ford Excursion longevity?

Ford Excursion parked next to a forest - the Ford Excursion longevity is incredible

The Excursion is the largest Ford SUV ever made. Many models are still on the road with more than 500,000 miles on the odometer. These long-lasting SUVs can easily hit 600,000 miles or more without needing expensive repairs.

This big Ford SUV shared a platform with the first-generation Ford Super Duty pickup truck. The Excursion offers the same durability and capability but in SUV form. Many Excursion owners love the flexibility offered with this strong SUV that can easily handle truck-like loads in the cargo area.

How long was this Ford SUV built?

Owners who still have their Ford Excursions enjoy vehicles made two decades ago. This big Ford SUV was produced from September 30, 1999, until September 30, 2005, for model years 2000-2006. Excursion sales were strong during the first year but quickly declined as demand dwindled.

Does the Excursion last longer than a Chevy Suburban?

The average longevity of the Suburban is between 200,000 and 300,000 miles. This doesn’t hold a candle to the Ford Excursion’s longevity of nearly 600,000 for many models. This big Ford SUV can easily last several lifetimes compared to other vehicles when properly maintained.

What engines were offered in the Ford Excursion?

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The impressive engine lineup is a big part of the Ford Excursion’s longevity. The base engine was the 5.4-liter Triton V8 with an upgraded 6.8-liter Triton V10 engine as the gas-only models. Above these two were two Power Stroke diesel V8 engines, a 7.3-liter model and a 6.0-liter version, which weren’t offered during the same model years.

Were there any Excursion problems?

Every vehicle has some recalls, and this big Ford SUV wasn’t immune to them. During its time in the market, 12 recalls were issued for the Excursion. An additional problem arose, shortening the Ford Excursion longevity of some models. The 5.4-liter Triton V8 engine became problematic. This engine is known to throw spark plugs because the threading isn’t deep enough to hold the plugs in place during compression.

Is the Ford Excursion a reliable SUV?

Although many models of this super-sized SUV have reached more than one-half million miles, RepairPal only gives the Excursion a 3.0 out of 5.0 for reliability. Still, that’s an above-average score and one that many owners can be proud of.

The Excursion is a story of getting out what you put in

Owners experiencing the greatest Ford Excursion longevity have a few things in common. Chief among them is meticulous attention to the maintenance schedule. Some owners only use synthetic oil, others have extremely strict maintenance habits, and others drive their SUVs conservatively. Like any other vehicle, the more care you take in keeping this big Ford SUV in top condition, the more likely it will hit 600,000 miles or more.

The Ford Excursion is a story of short-lived longevity, making us wish Ford would bring it back.

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How or where can it be found the exact production figures for the 6.0l, specifically those installed in the PSD, and Excur.? Simply how many 6.0 equiped trucks were produced from 02-07?  

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0 in '02. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif And I assume you mean 6.0's installed in Ford SD's and Excursion's since PSD is the motor (Power Stroke Diesel).  

Actually, there were a number of 2003 model year engines produced in 2002, in addition to the VT365 versions that were available earlier than the PSD versions. Figure there are close to 2,000,000 6L VT365s and PSDs out there over the entire production run. The vast majority of those are PSDs -- VT365 production was only about 10% that of the PSD. The PSD values include F-Series, Excursion, and E-Series vans.  

they SELL about 50k superduties a month if that gives you any idea !  

I would assume you also would have to add the E-350 as well. E-350s are more then 80% of the Ambulance market. EDIT... I see the E-350 was talked about above.  

But he asked "Simply how many 6.0 equipped trucks were produced from 02-07?" which is 0 as far as 2002 MY trucks with 6.0's. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif  

[ QUOTE ] But he asked "Simply how many 6.0 equipped trucks were produced from 02-07?" which is 0 as far as 2002 MY trucks with 6.0's. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif [/ QUOTE ] You are talking Model Year he did not specify MY and the 2003 Ford truck 6.0L production began in 11/02. So asking about 2002-2007 year production is valid. IH has stated that it's KY plant produced something like 25,000 6.0L per month and we also have the Ala plant which produces 6.0L engines. I do not know exact numbers but it is a big number. RoyC  

[ QUOTE ] they SELL about 50k superduties a month if that gives you any idea ! [/ QUOTE ] That'd be 600K/year. That's a bit high for just the SD. If you include the F150, that's a bit low for the F-Series total. IIRC, they were selling around 350K PSDs total per year. As about 80% of the SDs were diesels, that's about 440K SDs. There weren't many Excursions sold annually, nor were there many E-Series (maybe 50-60K annual volume for diesels between the Excursion and Econoline).  

Touche' /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif  

Ok, what I am specifically trying to obtain is some indication of the TOTAL SD/250/350 E&F series, along with the Excursions, built containing the 6.0 liter PSD diesel motor. My understanding was this power train was first made available on or about Sept/Oct 2002, hence the 02-07 request. Thanks much for the response, and assistance.  

[ QUOTE ] Ok, what I am specifically trying to obtain is some indication of the TOTAL SD/250/350 E&F series, along with the Excursions, built containing the 6.0 liter PSD diesel motor. My understanding was this power train was first made available on or about Sept/Oct 2002, hence the 02-07 request. [/ QUOTE ] So you don't want to include those that have already been built that will be in the 2008 E series?  

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Wonder how the 6.0L passes emissions for the '08 Econoline?  

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Compliments of Google..."navistar 6.0 diesel production rate" Total engine units shipped reached 432,800 in 2004, 9% higher than the 396,000 units shipped in 2003. The company's shipments of engines to OEMs totaled 357,900 units in 2004, an increase of 8% from the 332,400 units shipped in 2003.  

Thats alot of engines. I had no idea the numbers were THAT high...wow. But what about 2005-2007's ? Nate  

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The Moscow Metro Museum of Art: 10 Must-See Stations

There are few times one can claim having been on the subway all afternoon and loving it, but the Moscow Metro provides just that opportunity.  While many cities boast famous public transport systems—New York’s subway, London’s underground, San Salvador’s chicken buses—few warrant hours of exploration.  Moscow is different: Take one ride on the Metro, and you’ll find out that this network of railways can be so much more than point A to B drudgery.

The Metro began operating in 1935 with just thirteen stations, covering less than seven miles, but it has since grown into the world’s third busiest transit system ( Tokyo is first ), spanning about 200 miles and offering over 180 stops along the way.  The construction of the Metro began under Joseph Stalin’s command, and being one of the USSR’s most ambitious building projects, the iron-fisted leader instructed designers to create a place full of svet (radiance) and svetloe budushchee (a radiant future), a palace for the people and a tribute to the Mother nation.

Consequently, the Metro is among the most memorable attractions in Moscow.  The stations provide a unique collection of public art, comparable to anything the city’s galleries have to offer and providing a sense of the Soviet era, which is absent from the State National History Museum.  Even better, touring the Metro delivers palpable, experiential moments, which many of us don’t get standing in front of painting or a case of coins.

Though tours are available , discovering the Moscow Metro on your own provides a much more comprehensive, truer experience, something much less sterile than following a guide.  What better place is there to see the “real” Moscow than on mass transit: A few hours will expose you to characters and caricatures you’ll be hard-pressed to find dining near the Bolshoi Theater.  You become part of the attraction, hear it in the screech of the train, feel it as hurried commuters brush by: The Metro sucks you beneath the city and churns you into the mix.

With the recommendations of our born-and-bred Muscovite students, my wife Emma and I have just taken a self-guided tour of what some locals consider the top ten stations of the Moscow Metro. What most satisfied me about our Metro tour was the sense of adventure .  I loved following our route on the maps of the wagon walls as we circled the city, plotting out the course to the subsequent stops; having the weird sensation of being underground for nearly four hours; and discovering the next cavern of treasures, playing Indiana Jones for the afternoon, piecing together fragments of Russia’s mysterious history.  It’s the ultimate interactive museum.

Top Ten Stations (In order of appearance)

Kievskaya station.

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Kievskaya Station went public in March of 1937, the rails between it and Park Kultury Station being the first to cross the Moscow River.  Kievskaya is full of mosaics depicting aristocratic scenes of Russian life, with great cameo appearances by Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin.  Each work has a Cyrillic title/explanation etched in the marble beneath it; however, if your Russian is rusty, you can just appreciate seeing familiar revolutionary dates like 1905 ( the Russian Revolution ) and 1917 ( the October Revolution ).

Mayakovskaya Station

Mayakovskaya Station ranks in my top three most notable Metro stations. Mayakovskaya just feels right, done Art Deco but no sense of gaudiness or pretention.  The arches are adorned with rounded chrome piping and create feeling of being in a jukebox, but the roof’s expansive mosaics of the sky are the real showstopper.  Subjects cleverly range from looking up at a high jumper, workers atop a building, spires of Orthodox cathedrals, to nimble aircraft humming by, a fleet of prop planes spelling out CCCP in the bluest of skies.

Novoslobodskaya Station

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Novoslobodskaya is the Metro’s unique stained glass station.  Each column has its own distinctive panels of colorful glass, most of them with a floral theme, some of them capturing the odd sailor, musician, artist, gardener, or stenographer in action.  The glass is framed in Art Deco metalwork, and there is the lovely aspect of discovering panels in the less frequented haunches of the hall (on the trackside, between the incoming staircases).  Novosblod is, I’ve been told, the favorite amongst out-of-town visitors.

Komsomolskaya Station

Komsomolskaya Station is one of palatial grandeur.  It seems both magnificent and obligatory, like the presidential palace of a colonial city.  The yellow ceiling has leafy, white concrete garland and a series of golden military mosaics accenting the tile mosaics of glorified Russian life.  Switching lines here, the hallway has an Alice-in-Wonderland feel, impossibly long with decorative tile walls, culminating in a very old station left in a remarkable state of disrepair, offering a really tangible glimpse behind the palace walls.

Dostoevskaya Station

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Dostoevskaya is a tribute to the late, great hero of Russian literature .  The station at first glance seems bare and unimpressive, a stark marble platform without a whiff of reassembled chips of tile.  However, two columns have eerie stone inlay collages of scenes from Dostoevsky’s work, including The Idiot , The Brothers Karamazov , and Crime and Punishment.   Then, standing at the center of the platform, the marble creates a kaleidoscope of reflections.  At the entrance, there is a large, inlay portrait of the author.

Chkalovskaya Station

Chkalovskaya does space Art Deco style (yet again).  Chrome borders all.  Passageways with curvy overhangs create the illusion of walking through the belly of a chic, new-age spacecraft.  There are two (kos)mosaics, one at each end, with planetary subjects.  Transferring here brings you above ground, where some rather elaborate metalwork is on display.  By name similarity only, I’d expected Komsolskaya Station to deliver some kosmonaut décor; instead, it was Chkalovskaya that took us up to the space station.

Elektrozavodskaya Station

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Elektrozavodskaya is full of marble reliefs of workers, men and women, laboring through the different stages of industry.  The superhuman figures are round with muscles, Hollywood fit, and seemingly undeterred by each Herculean task they respectively perform.  The station is chocked with brass, from hammer and sickle light fixtures to beautiful, angular framework up the innards of the columns.  The station’s art pieces are less clever or extravagant than others, but identifying the different stages of industry is entertaining.

Baumanskaya Statio

Baumanskaya Station is the only stop that wasn’t suggested by the students.  Pulling in, the network of statues was just too enticing: Out of half-circle depressions in the platform’s columns, the USSR’s proud and powerful labor force again flaunts its success.  Pilots, blacksmiths, politicians, and artists have all congregated, posing amongst more Art Deco framing.  At the far end, a massive Soviet flag dons the face of Lenin and banners for ’05, ’17, and ‘45.  Standing in front of the flag, you can play with the echoing roof.

Ploshchad Revolutsii Station

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Novokuznetskaya Station

Novokuznetskaya Station finishes off this tour, more or less, where it started: beautiful mosaics.  This station recalls the skyward-facing pieces from Mayakovskaya (Station #2), only with a little larger pictures in a more cramped, very trafficked area.  Due to a line of street lamps in the center of the platform, it has the atmosphere of a bustling market.  The more inventive sky scenes include a man on a ladder, women picking fruit, and a tank-dozer being craned in.  The station’s also has a handsome black-and-white stone mural.

Here is a map and a brief description of our route:

Start at (1)Kievskaya on the “ring line” (look for the squares at the bottom of the platform signs to help you navigate—the ring line is #5, brown line) and go north to Belorusskaya, make a quick switch to the Dark Green/#2 line, and go south one stop to (2)Mayakovskaya.  Backtrack to the ring line—Brown/#5—and continue north, getting off at (3)Novosblodskaya and (4)Komsolskaya.  At Komsolskaya Station, transfer to the Red/#1 line, go south for two stops to Chistye Prudy, and get on the Light Green/#10 line going north.  Take a look at (5)Dostoevskaya Station on the northern segment of Light Green/#10 line then change directions and head south to (6)Chkalovskaya, which offers a transfer to the Dark Blue/#3 line, going west, away from the city center.  Have a look (7)Elektroskaya Station before backtracking into the center of Moscow, stopping off at (8)Baumskaya, getting off the Dark Blue/#3 line at (9)Ploschad Revolyutsii.  Change to the Dark Green/#2 line and go south one stop to see (10)Novokuznetskaya Station.

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Prices will vary when you travel from Moscow to Elektrostal. On average, though, you'll pay about for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as , but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets. Unfortunately, no price was found for your trip from Moscow to Elektrostal. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find price results. Prices will vary when you travel from Moscow to Elektrostal. On average, though, you'll pay about for a train ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

How long does it take to get from Moscow to Elektrostal by train?

The journey between Moscow and Elektrostal by train is approximately 32.44 mi. It will take you more or less 2 hr 7 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The distance between Moscow and Elektrostal is around 32.44 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 2 hr 7 min. However, the fastest routes between Moscow and Elektrostal take 1 hr 3 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

How many journeys from Moscow to Elektrostal are there every day?

On average, there are 71 daily departures from Moscow to Elektrostal. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 18 departures from Moscow which travel directly to Elektrostal. There are 53 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Moscow to Elektrostal. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Moscow to Elektrostal, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Moscow to Elektrostal.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Moscow to Elektrostal

The cheapest Moscow - Elektrostal train tickets can be found for as low as $35.01 if you’re lucky, or $54.00 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $77.49.

Find the best day to travel to Elektrostal by train

When travelling to Elektrostal by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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  • Ramenskii History and Art Museum
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  • Likino Dulevo Museum of Local Lore
  • Noginsk Museum and Exhibition Center
  • Pavlovsky Posad Museum of Art and History
  • Saturn Stadium
  • Fairy Tale Children's Model Puppet Theater
  • Fifth House Gallery
  • Church of Vladimir
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